White House to quizz Big Tech’s executives over software security

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The White House will meet executives from leading tech firms to discuss software security, Reuters reports.

The White House will invite executives of tech behemoths like Alphabet-owned Google, Apple, and Amazon to discuss software security in the light of the worrisome spate of cyberattacks the United States suffered last year.

Jake Sullivan, White House National Security Advisor, has sent a letter to chief executives of tech firms after the discovery of a security vulnerability in open-source software called Log4j that organizations around the world use to log data in their applications.

The meeting will be hosted by deputy national security advisor for cyber & emerging technology, Anne Neuberger.

The meeting will discuss concerns around the security of open-source software and how it can be improved.

Reuters reports that other top tech companies in attendance at the meeting will include IBM, Microsoft Corp, Meta Platforms, and Oracle Corp .

Government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense and the Commerce Department, will also be in attendance.